Deanio X (b. 1989) graduated from the University of Kent with a degree in American Studies (History & Literature). Deanio has since sought to create visual narratives built from research, observational drawing and imagination to stretch conceptualisations of popular history. Interested in redefining tales that surround the contemporary experience of Africans in Europe and beyond, Deanio accepted a scholarship to the Royal Drawing School in 2018 to build on his self-developed practice and further explore the transformative potential of visual art. He graduated from the Royal Drawing School in 2019 and has since undertaken commissions and work from the Royal Drawing School, the Royal Museum Greenwich and London South Bank University.